North Austin’s Capitol City Comedy Club set for new launch in The Domain this October

Capitol City Comedy Club
After closing its doors in September, Capitol City Comedy Club announced Feb. 10 it will reopen later this year in the Domain. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

After closing its doors in September, Capitol City Comedy Club announced Feb. 10 it will reopen later this year in the Domain. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

After closing its doors in September due in part to economic hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Capitol City Comedy Club announced Feb. 10 it will reopen later this year.

Brothers Brad and Marc Grossman, the owners of Helium Comedy Club, have purchased Cap City and will reopen the club inside The Domain at the site of the former Daily Grill, located at 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin.

Marc Grossman told Community Impact Newspaper that Cap City will retain its name and not rebrand to Helium, which owns and operates a handful of clubs across the country.

Colleen McGarr, one of the original owners of Cap City, will stay on as part of the partnership group that owns the club, according to Grossman. A new release from Cap City stated the club is eyeing a start date at its new location in October.

“We’re very excited to carry on the tradition Cap City started 30-plus years ago,” Grossman said. “The opening can’t come soon enough.”

The new location of Cap City inside The Domain will feature two showrooms for standup shows, with the main room dedicated to national touring acts, according to the club’s news release. The smaller room will be dedicated to showcasing Austin’s local comedians.

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Grossman said the club will add a mezzanine to the location during extensive interior renovations.

Though the club is moving to a new location—approximately 3 miles north of its former Crestview Crossing home since 1986—Grossman said the club will “100%” continue to produce much of the same programming the original Cap City location offered.

The annual Funniest Person in Austin competition, which has run for more than 30 years, will return when Cap City opens the doors at its new club. Further, the club will continue to be a sponsor of the Moontower Comedy Festival, according to the company’s news release.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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